Claremont School of Theology is proud to host Course of Study and Licensing School each summer as part of its service as a United Methodist seminary.

Course of Study

The Western Jurisdiction Course of Study is a basic theological educational program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.  The program, comprised of 20 classes, is designed for those pursuing a call to ministry, but for whom seminary is not a viable option.  All 20 classes of the program are offered every summer at Claremont School of Theology. To complete a year of education, a student must take four classes.  Students from any UMC Jurisdiction are welcomed to Western Jurisdiction Course of Study.

The Course of Study at Claremont is made up of two sessions. Two classes are held in each session, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.   This allows a student to complete four classes in three weeks.

Licensing School

All students who are certified candidates within the United Methodist Church are welcomed to the Western Jurisdiction Licensing School.  This program provides 80 hours of education to prepare students to become licensed by their Bishop as a Local Pastor.  The areas for study are worship, preaching, administration, spiritual formation, mission, evangelism, pastoral care, educational ministries, and United Methodist tradition.

Detailed information on Course of Study and Licensing School offered at Claremont School of Theology, including dates, course syllabi and registration information, is available at the Course of Study website, localpastor.org.